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Speaks: english, german

LAKE COWICHAN-Awesome Two Acres

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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British Columbia Cabin Rental Photos and Description

TWO acres of incredible scenery with forest and flat land for parking

The entire Two Acres has a view of the lake and mountains and clear view of the Lake Front and 120 foot wharf where everyone gathers - which is safe and easy to touch base with friends and family.

Lakefront property is pristine and clear, clean water. There are no large stones or deep spots on the lake edge all the way along the property 165 feet - it does not have a steep slope but gradual with sand and gravel.

This Bavarian style cabin is unique as it has a balcony that looks out, to the lake and gets morning sunshine starting at 8:30 a.m. The cabin has a 24' TV that swings from the bedroom area to the resting area to view as you wish or have children sit on the settee to watch TV instead of the bedroom.

-Small and large groups enjoy the privacy and natural setting...along the beachfront , tents can be put up for privacy or a comfortable distance from the Fire-Pit area - The two acres surround the cabin and can be used for TENTS or VEHICLE parking -

Hedges front the beach area and give privacy and shade when the sun is high. The beach area is a gentle slope into the water .. with sand and gravel.The wharf is large enough to lay down mats for laying on or put deck chairs on and moor boats - a row of Logs have been put out into the lake 175 feet for swimmers safety.

Outside covered kitchen is unique as it is only a few feet from water edge allowing families to watch children.

Outside covered area with firepit and bar has a 12 foot wide, padded bench seat that is used for laying, reading or relaxing during the day and is magical listening to the waves lapping on the shore. From the covered firepit area you can hear the small waterfall from the creek only 15 feet away and as it is a Salmon Enhancement creek with small fry that grow daily under the bridge.

Kitchen has three sinks, clean drinking water with a new Britta filter and kitchen outfitted with microwave, new large propane table top cooking area and all cooking needs.

This is a rustic area and has natural habitat to be enjoyed at every turn with a large Fern walk area if someone wants more peace and privacy,

The NEW wharf is large enough to put deck chairs on it while watching the sunset or sunrise.

Keywords: Wharf, pristine lake, Park like setting, covered Post and Beam bbq area with full kitchen facilities outside with seating and two bars, 12 bar stools - fireplace with some wood supplied, use of two acres alongside creek going through property, paved road to property,

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german

Why The Owner chose British Columbia

Lakefront was always my dream and this property was enhanced with the creek that winds through the property and makes it even more magical.

What makes this cabin unique

The property is parklike with hedges on the water edge for privacy. This is property that is so private everyone that arrives comments on how unique it is. There is a Fern Walk with ponds on the top lot that people love to sit in and read.. many birds, ducks, squirls, owls, otters and mink wander through the area giving it a wilderness feel.


based on 17 traveler reviews

LAKE COWICHAN-Awesome Two Acres
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 17 reviews

Great camping

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property for camping with friends. Clean and well maintained. Noni checked often with us to be sure we had what we needed. Shower is nice and clean with lots of hot water. Good size dock for enjoying the lake. My favorite spot was the covered firepit area - good for enjoying even rainy days outdoors.

Thank you Noni!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This group of family and friends were just great - the men leaving early in the morning to go fishing regardless of the outcome - one picture of the one man a hundred feet way out on the logs...and the other man on the wharf - both casting as the sky gave a spectacular sunset ! Having this group was a gift closing the summer heat wave with leaves beginning to drift down, and the coming of Fall. I hope this happy group come again.
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Victoria BC

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

This a great place for fun and relaxation,good spot for large groups or small groups.Noni was extremly helpful for any questions and advice about the lake plus being a great hostess. This place was exactly as advertised. Definitley stay again hope to be back next year. Doug and the boys

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A small group with two boats who loved to fish and enjoy great friendship. A genuine best friend's goal to have A Celebration of Life of a former owner of Lakefront on Cowichan Lake in Youbou with the Son spreading ashes on the waters - Sincere joy with true friends was shared that week and I wish them all the Peace of the Valley. I look forward to a visit again anytime.
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Beautiful beachfront

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to NoniB!! Our group of friends and family had an amazing week at Shady Akres and the owner NoniB couldn't have been a better hostess! Everything you need is supplied, and if there's something you need NoniB will do everything to accommodate you! From young to old, we were all spoilt and will remember our vacation forever! Paradise!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the write up - what a wonderful large group that couldn't have been better in all ways - always taking time to let me know everything was great - This group has already picked the dates for 2016 and Reserved their vacation week and I'm thrilled to see them coming back. Best Wishes to all of them !
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Noni is wonder woman!

  • 4 of 5

Everything about this location meet our expectations, beautiful private lake front "glamping". But it was Noni's warmth and hospitality that exceeded our imagination. She is such a caring host and super star of a person that it felt like staying with family. She gave us both plenty of space and some great company. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How great to have this group of positive people on my property. There was always joy and laughter floating through the air - They were considerate in all ways - and I hope they come again !
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second time visiting Shady Akres and Noni B and it was awesome. From the moment we stepped foot on this property we felt like we were a million miles away from reality. Noni offers a fully equipped kitchen and many little extras that you would never find anywhere else. Our group had a fabulous time swimming in the lake, cooking in the kitchen and hanging around the campfire. We absolutely love Noni and will be making this an annual trip! Thanks again for all of your hospitality Noni, we have amazing memories and look forward to making many more!!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to see and meet again the group that came two years ago. Great memories are still there from before and this compacted the statement "it was as if time stood still"... a wonderful coming together of their group as people arrived day after day and the incredible weather was 30 degrees once again. The great friendship with one another is a gift that they bring to my property, without a doubt. I feel fortunate to have been included in the day of celebration on Saturday with guitar music, laughter and joy.
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Saanichton (Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Rustic Local Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Cowichan Lake is a boaters and a get away from everything location. Have a power boat and ski's or a canoe? Then this lake must be at the top of your list on Vancouver Island! What better way to enjoy this natural wonder than to stay at this site! Noni, the owner, works hard at keeping this property safe, clean with all aminities required (except food of course!) to make your stay comfortable. We stayed in mid August 2013 for 3 days and the first day we had 10 guests! Lots of room for tents (had 5) and 4 guests stayed in the cabin which they enjoyed. Comfortable site, fantastic view, not overly rustic with a hot shower available and great friends, what a great holiday we had that is easily within reach from our home a few hours away! Thanks Noni for all you did! Phil & Rose.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Without a doubt Phil and Rose and their family and friends gave my property a feeling of happy times and joy ! From the moment they landed the laughter could be heard throughout their visit - quiet times and story telling around the firepit gave a sense of peace in the Cowichan Valley. I hope they return someday again for more memories of fun !
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Car: recommended

Carmana Valley is world renoun and only hours away,

The Small community of Lake Cowichan only 8 minutes away, many parks are on lakefront within minutes away, pubs and restaurants in Youbou Village, ... Port Renfrew is well known and is a small fishing village on the Ocean and only 'One and a half hours drive on paved road' -

Youbou is only a half hour from Duncan and hwy leading to Cowichan Bay on the ocean and Chemainus on the ocean

and small settlements on oceanfronts within an hour for a nice day trip.

There is a Bowling Alley in Youbou - 3 minutes away - as well, There is a Museum and many lovely and interesting shops in Lake Cowichan - only 8 minutes away - a new large Country Grocer and bakery, BC Liquor Store and many small interesting shops.


Rates & Availability

Lake Cowichan Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 20 2016 - Sep 10 2016
5 night minimum stay
Sep 11 2016 - Oct 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $114

If Traveler does not respond within two weeks of discussions on dates and rates - rates may change.

TRAVELLER may have More than Ten (10) people in their group but must first contact owner by e-mail. Cost of rental for more guests is $20 per person, per night, over the age of Eight years old. Total cost of rental to be paid at time of commitment - However, if it is six months or more prior to rental dates, a deposit will be considered with balance due 60 days prior to rental date . (PLEASE ensure you click on CANADIAN FUNDS when checking Rental COST per day )
Credit cards may be used.
Monies are non-transferable and non-refundable, regardless if it is a Deposit from the prior year, or full rental payment.
IF you want to stay for LESS than the Days Stated in ANY season, please contact owner -
Traveler may discuss changes anytime prior to commitment. Contact owner by e-mail.

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British Columbia Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Dialup Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There are two (2) Portable Toilets (solely for your own use) which are immaculate and cleaned every day - emptied every week or serviced more often by choice - . There is a newly built Spa/shower/ change room - a picture attached under Photos.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 12
  • Queen Bed (1), Child Bed (1), this is a settee that can be made for a child or youth bed - it's 6 feet long and many people use it for a bed. Bunk Bed (1) The bunk bed is above the double bed at the head end. PLEASE NOTE: Cost of Rent is for 10 - There is Two acres of privacy for TENTS... and space for trailers - - This rental cost per day is for 10 people - IF you wish additional guests, please talk to owner regarding charge per night for guests.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Large new 122' wharf for mooring boats. There is no charge for moorage - The Guest Cabin has a panoramic view of the whole area. The covered BBQ area with Fire-Pit is only fifteen feet away from water edge. Lots of flat area for tenting within feet of sandy beach edge which is 156 feet wide. The beach goes gradually down with no big rocks or scary drop-off edges - a Stretch of connected logs 170 feet protecting the swimmers from any boats going by. This quiet and protected acreage has large flat area to park on, quiet private area in fern walk by creek to read or enjoy nature at it's finest- With the addition of the new Spa, it now gives options to anyone wanting privacy to change and shower any time of the day or night - no one will be disturbed. There is paved road right to the driveway so there is no dust or logging roads to worry about. This is a rustic area and is enjoyed for being just that - - this is the Sunny side of North Arm from sunrise to sunse

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